With his victory in the Brunswick Euro Challenge
, Dom Barrett
of England became the early leader in the World Bowling Tour rankings.
Barrett (pictured left and above) added 50 points to the points he has earned in WBT events in a two-year period since April 2015 to lead a field of 332 players from 42 countries with 327 ranking point total.
Marshall Kent, United States, is 90 points behind in second place with 237, with Finland’s two-hander Osku Palermaa (above right) in third place with 221. Martin Larsen (left) of Sweden, who led the rankings at the end of the 2016 season, slipped to fourth place with 218.
By winning the season-opening event of the 2017 Tour, Barrett also automatically became the leader of the annual points list, which will determine the finalists for the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals.
The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling. The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe.
Due to an agreement between World Bowling and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), World Bowling Tour tournaments will award a PBA Tour title if the winner is a PBA member who doesn’t accept handicap pins.
The World Bowling Tour 2017 consists of nine stops in Bahrain, Germany, Kuwait (2), Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and USA (2).
Men and women compete for points to earn places on the World Bowling Tour rankings. The points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two year format. “Majors” award double points.
The top three men and top three women in the annual points list will compete in the season-ending World Bowling Tour Finals (date and venue tba).
World Bowling provides governance to international bowling and is made up of 134 bowling international federations. For more information on the World Bowling Tour, click here.
World Bowling Tour 2017 stops announced
Qualifying Standings for 2017 WBT Men’s Finals
Top 25 with position, country and total points from the 2017 WBT events and the highest points earned in a single event
WBT Men’s Point Ranking as of March 27, 2017
Standings after the 14th Brunswick Euro Challenge 2017. Players with country, ranking points earned in the calendar year 2015, 2016 and 2017, ranking point total, highest points earned in a single event and number of top 50 finishes.